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Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, I am strong – Joel 3 : 10.

Because you say, I am rich, have become wealthy and have need of nothing and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire that you may be rich and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed and anoint your eyes with salve, that you may see – Revelation 3 : 17 – 18. 

 

About osarobohenry

Born again Christian, father, husband, brother, and friend who loves learning and reading more about the goodness, mercy, peace, love, faithfulness and protection of God. A peace lover. I fellowship with Lewsey Pentecostal Church - Luton, United Kingdom .

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  1. Hello Henry,

    I have come to hate the phrase, “I am fine” because it is the answer the hearer needs so that he/she can go about their day with no demands from the speaker. Many go throughout their day being anything but fine. Sadly, there is not a lack of reasons within this broken creation to cause even the most devout, faithful Christian to fall into depression. It is a daily fight to stay upon the path the Lord has asked each of us to tread. If we read Christ’s words, he tells us that if we follow him then we will face suffering and hardship because Satan will try to destroy us and stop us from following God’s commands. I have never known a day without suffering with physical pain due to arthritis that I developed in my 4th year of life. By the age of 8, three of my male relatives began stealing my innocence from me until the age of 13, at age 9, I began caring for my disabled mother and joined my older sister in taking care of the household and supplying my father’s sexual needs. These are only a few examples of the life I am living, which I consider one long walk through hell’s fiery pit of torture. God supplies me with the strength and resilience to continue fighting each day against the darkness.

    For some reason, Satan has been trying to destroy me since I was just a small child but it hasn’t worked. He almost won, once when the suffering from all avenues of life pressed in upon me crushing my soul. I was terribly depressed and had begged God to take me home, as I had done every single day since I was eight years old. Opening my eyes every morning was a bitter disappointment, for I knew God had said ‘No’ once again to my prayer. I tried to force his hand and leave this world early but I did not succeed. I long to be in paradise but I have promised Christ, and the only man I have ever loved, who is no more, not to give up but to finish the job God has commanded me to do. Life is incredibly horrific for many people in all of creation and depression is a serious threat as is evidenced by the numerous suicides throughout the world.

    There are numerous valid reasons to be depressed but each person must come to the realization that they can either sit, suffer, and wait to die wasting their lives completely or they can find their purpose and work toward completing the task God has assigned you. Working through the pain and suffering to live a purposeful life that helps others get through this life is the goal upon which we should focus. As soon as we re-focus on others needs then thoughts about our own can take a back seat so that we do not dwell on them and fall hopelessly into an endless pit of depression.

    Thank you Henry for your thought provoking post, as always. Blessings and peace upon you and yours!

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    • osarobohenry says:

      Tina, I am so, so sorry for all these you have pass through in life. How is your parents? I am touched with this comment. I read it over and over and over again. According to the word of Jesus Christ in John 16 : 33, He says, These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. In Psalm 34 : 19 the word of God says, Many are the afflictions of the righteous. But the Lord delivers him out of them all. He did not say that He will deliver them from some of them but rather all. One thing I want to tell you is that the Lord knows you better than the way you know yourself. He knows what He has placed in you, He knows that you will overcome no matter how strong the enemy seems to be, you will come out victorious. The most important thing is not how serious the fight was but rather how victorious and strong you will become at the of it all. This will be part of one of my posts that I am preparing to post today. I will like you to check it later. Be courageous because you have been equipped by the Creator Himself who has created you in His own image. Keep on declaring positive no matter the circumstances. The word of God and positivity are great weapons against the enemy which I will encourage you to always use and I know that you have been using them but keep on using them. The Lord is your strength and many of God’s blessing and protection to you and your love ones as well. I will keep on praying for you because there is nothing too difficult for God to do.

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    • Hello Henry,

      You are right, God is my rock and strength, for without him, I can do nothing and I am nothing. My parents divorced many years ago. My father started a new family but was killed by a drunk driver shortly after fathering another daughter. I took care of my mom for 37 years before she passed away at the age of 62. She is out of pain and in paradise so I rejoice for her release from this world. I have two sisters, one older and one younger who both married, had a family and are now blessed to be grandmothers. I chose not to marry and my ability to have children was taken away from me. At the moment, I live below the poverty line in the united states despite having a masters degree because my childhood disease of rheumatoid arthritis has continued to progress and destroy my body. Some days I find it a Herculean task just to get out of bed and get dressed. Everything I have gone through, I have used to help as many others as I can because the Lord equipped me with the strength to endure it all. I have a future of pain and suffering to continue to worsen until my ability to walk and ambulate is gone. There will come a day where I will be bedridden but I know my body is only a shell that protects my soul. I am a woman of great strength and eternal faith in my Lord and savior. I will never give up regardless of what else Satan will throw at me. Losing Ajay, was the most recent blow but it will not stop me from fulfilling the purpose God has set for me. I will be 44 at the end of next month but I feel like I have lived 100 lifetimes, for each and every day has been a struggle, is a struggle, and will continue to be a struggle. However, I am content. I have everything I need, for the Lord provides. I fear nothing as I have already faced the horrors of life including a life sentence of torture leading to a very painful death. None of that matters, for I know why I am here. I know why I was created and I know why Satan has been trying so hard to stop me so I will never surrender to the night. Of course, I will not object if the Lord decides to give me early retirement, for paradise is so appealing. Point of all this is, no matter what life throws at us we have a choice to use it for good or to become angry and bitter wasting the brief time we are here on Earth. I have been witness to the positive effect a stillborn child had upon hundreds of people and to the death of an old, old, man who mattered to no one. He had completely wasted his life ignoring God’s call so he died alone and insignificant.
      God certainly gives us what we need but he does not force himself on us. Its a choice and it happens to be the most critical choice of a person’s life. Blessings upon you Henry.

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    • osarobohenry says:

      Tina, I have to apologize for my late response the reason being that after my vacation, I had about 960 messages in my inbox and more are coming everyday and I am trying my best to attend to all. I am very, very sorry for all these that you have passed through. The thing that gave me encouragement was the last part of the passage, ”God certainly gives us what we need but he does not force himself on us. Its a choice and it happens to be the most critical choice of a person’s life”. The Lord is with you to fulfill His purpose through you. He has placed a mission on you and that mission must be completed in the name of Jesus Christ. You have been a very strong woman, so put what does not function well behind you and don’t be discouraged about anything because the Lord is with you even if you don’t want to go out, force yourself because that is what the devil want to do to you – to be indoor. More of God’s blessings to you my friend and always remember that God is on your side no matter the circumstances.

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    • Yes, Henry, I count on the Lord’s strength. Blessings upon you my friend and do not feel the need to apologize. We bloggers have a difficult time catching up when we have to be away from our blog families. Peace and abundant blessings to you and your family!

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    • osarobohenry says:

      Amen! Thank you Tina for your understanding. May the Lord’s protection and empowerment never depart from you in the name of Jesus Christ.

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